What next for Jacqueline Fernandez?

The ED has named Jacqueline Fernandez as an accused in the money laundering case against Chandrashekhar. It is being seen as more-or-less the death knell of her career

Jacqueline Fernandez (Photo by Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Jacqueline Fernandez (Photo by Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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Subhash K Jha

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez who has been summoned repeatedly in a case of extortion by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), and which attached Rs 7.27 crore worth of her assets in the extortion case against conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, is now threatened with a total boycott by the Hindi film industry.

The latest from the ED whereby Jacqueline has been named as an accused in the money laundering case against Chandrashekhar, is being seen as more-or-less the death knell of her career.

A filmmaker who has worked with the actress in the past spoke on condition of anonymity. “She (Jacqueline) had been losing work rapidly after the ED’s multiple summons. The recent films that she’s been seen in like Bachchan Pandey and Vikrant Rona were all old projects. No one is signing her for new films considering the uncertainty.”

With the ED naming Jacqueline in the extortion case against Chandrashekhar the chances of the actress’ arrest are being scaled as “very high”.


Given the situation, it is unlikely that Jacqueline will bounce back from this severe setback.

“It’s really sad. She is a very nice girl. She got embroiled in this without knowing what she was getting into,” a female colleague of Jacqueline says, adding that it’s “unlikely” that she will meet Jacqueline to offer her comfort.

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